Nashville Sweetheart by Rachel Hauck ~ Review

Nashville Sweetheart

Lucie's Review:

This book is an emotional roller coaster ride. I love country music, and I loved every other book that I have read from this author, but this book was a difficult read for me.

Aubrey James is a country queen, who seems to have it all, hit songs, plenty of awards, and a new fiancé. But when she collapses on stage from exhaustion and one of her band members talks to the tabloids, the curtain begins to fall away.

Scott Vaughn works for a TV show, and is assigned to do a series of interviews with Aubrey for the show. Scott is an excellent and brings out the best in Aubrey. Yet, nothing can come of them, as she is already engaged and he knows it.

I liked how this story had a rich backstory and great characters. To me this story is more about Aubrey's return to her roots, interwoven with themes of forgiveness, and redemption.

While I do understand that Aubrey was living a very different life than her parents would have wanted for her, I was uncomfortable with the physical relationship that she and her fiancé had before they were married, along with the detail of that relationship.

Overall, this was a well written read with well developed characters, and a moving prodigal daughter tale. I liked how this book didn't shy away from the difficulty that goes into being a country artist, and showed a pretty realistic picture of life on Music Row. I really wanted to like this book, but in the end it just wasn't a good fit for me.

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